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"accuse" in British English

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accuseverb [T]

uk   /əˈkjuːz/  us   /əˈkjuːz/
B2 to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind: "It wasn't my fault." "Don't worry, I'm not accusing you." He's been accused of robbery/murder. Are you accusing me of lying? The surgeon was accused of negligence.
stand accused of sth formal
If you stand accused of doing something wrong, people say that you have done it: The government stands accused of eroding freedom of speech.

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accuser
noun [C] uk   /əˈkjuː.zər/  us   /əˈkjuː.zɚ/
She was given the chance to face her accusers.
(Definition of accuse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"accuse" in American English

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accuseverb [T]

 us   /əˈkjuz/
to say that someone is responsible for a crime or for having done something wrong: He was accused of failing to pay his taxes. She accused me of lying.
accusation
noun [C]  us   /ˌæk·jəˈzeɪ·ʃən/
He denied the accusation, saying he was innocent.
(Definition of accuse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"accuse" in Business English

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accuseverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈkjuːz/ LAW
to say that someone has done something wrong or illegal: accuse sb of (doing) sth He is accused of misleading investors and lenders about the financial health of the company.
(Definition of accuse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “accuse”
in Korean 비난하다, 고소하다…
in Arabic يَتَّهِم…
in Malaysian tuduh…
in French accuser (de)…
in Russian обвинять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 指控,控告, 指責, 譴責…
in Italian accusare…
in Turkish suçlamak…
in Polish oskarżać…
in Spanish acusar…
in Vietnamese buộc tội…
in Portuguese acusar…
in Thai กล่าวหา…
in German beschuldigen…
in Catalan acusar…
in Japanese ~を非難する, 訴える…
in Chinese (Simplified) 指控,控告, 指责, 谴责…
in Indonesian menuduh, menyalahkan…
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